15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
2
Kanab
— 1 night
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Big Water
— 1 night
5
Moab
— 3 nights
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Zion National Park and Zion Shuttle. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Angel's Landing, cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and get great views at Observation Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online road trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Zion National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salt Lake City in September since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally stop by Denny's Wigwam.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanab trip builder.

Drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In September in Kanab, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kanab in September, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 70°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos and then kick back and relax at Lone Rock Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Big Water online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September: highs in Big Water hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park. Explore Moab's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Wolfe Ranch). Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and hike along Double Arch.

Plan trip to Moab with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Big Water to Moab takes 5 hours. Traveling from Big Water in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Head to Park City Main Street Historic District and Fashion Place Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salt Lake City: Hill Aerospace Museum (in Ogden) and Station Park (in Farmington). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, stroll around Olympic Cauldron Park, get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and browse the different shops at City Creek Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Moab to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September, daytime highs in Salt Lake City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hill Aerospace Museum, Park City Main Street Historic District, Station Park, Fashion Place Shopping Mall
Highlights from your plan
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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